Yaw, On Air Personality at Wazobia FM, stage actor and comedian is a household name and bonafide celebrity but not many people realize the tortuous journey he endured to get to where he is. The man who says he used to trek so much his shadow would get tired, worked as a bus conductor a few times but today through belief in hard work and trust in God, Yaw aka Steve Onu overcame his indigent circumstances and in this interview with Niran Adedokun and Toni Kan in our debut series, ‘Celebrity and God’, Yaw tells us how God came through for him.
So how was your last show? How did it go?
I will just say all things worketh together for good and that’s just it. It actually went as planned. I tried to do something better than I did last year and that’s exactly what happened and it worked. It worked perfectly well for us. It really really worked out well for me. Thanks to all the acts, the comedians, the musicians, and everybody that came out to support. And my major aim, the drama, in which I tried to let the people know that everything is about you and I, everything is not about government, government government. Let’s try and do things and most of us can do certain things without the government. A lot of people are bloggers today, a lot of people are producers, yes it is difficult but they are still able to do it. So everything is not government, you can do things wherever it is that you are right now. So basically that’s it.
So people are still talking about your stage performance with Okey Bakkasi, most especially from the beginning when you went back into time with all those adverts. How do you choose who you work with ever year? How do you decide what will come up every year?
Well Last year, I did it with Julius then the moment we finished, Okey came backstage to greet Julius. To say ‘men, as you just do this thing just make me remember those days when we dey do plays. How I wish say I go do play.’ Immediately I heard him say that I told him ‘Na me and you go do next year’ and he just said ‘yeah e don tey when I do stage play. I go wan do am.’
It wasn’t easy though. Rehearsals, unlike Julius’s own, we had enough rehearsals. We could work together, create, you understand. Okey was a lot busy this time, with the fuel crises but then we managed to pull through.
“The day you discover your purpose on earth, why God put you here. That is the most important day of all and yet people don’t think it’s important.”
Read the full text in the (April-June) Vol 7 Issue 2 2015 Edition.
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